"Cayman was a really, really happy kid... There were absolutely no warning signs. He got an email about a homework assignment and probably 20 to 30 minutes later, my 13-year-old son took his life with a gun I hadn't thought about in years."
Almost two-thirds of all gun deaths in the U.S. are suicides. Guns are the most lethal method of suicide.
In America 8 out of 10 firearm suicides among adolescents are committed with a gun belonging to a family member. Because so many adolescents use a family member’s gun to attempt suicide, Suicide-Proof Your Home informs parents about the simple steps they can take to reduce the risk that a youth suicide will occur in their home. Parents are encouraged to decrease the likelihood of suicide by securely locking or removing lethal means, such as firearms and medications.
Visit www.suicideproof.org to learn the simple steps you can take to suicide-proof your home.
Suicide-Proof Your Home was developed in partnership with The Rhode Island Department of Health.